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Small black bugs on a white painted surface.What are these bugs? They are on the windowsills and around the baseboard.

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Small black bugs on a white painted surface.
 
Small black bugs on a white painted surface.
 

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June 10, 20210 found this helpful

Likely springtails. They enter through cracks in windows, screens, doors, etc. and are attracted to moisture, so check for leaky pipes and faucets. Caulk or otherwise close up everything you can find. Outdoors, remove organic debris (leaves etc.) close to the house and make sure spigots and hose are not dripping.

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June 10, 20210 found this helpful

This looks like Collembola- better known as Springtails . This insect loves moist conditions , like drains, window seals, bathrooms, where a lot of moisture and wet conditions accumulate - en.wikipedia.org/.../springtails

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June 10, 20210 found this helpful

They could be gnats. Use an all-purpose insecticide to kill whatever it is

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June 10, 20210 found this helpful

They could be gnats. Use an all-purpose insecticide to kill whatever it is

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June 11, 20210 found this helpful

Springtails. They are attracted to damp areas. You can vacuum them up and release away from your house. It looks like they are on a window sill.

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Cedar oil kills them, so if you place it outside below your window, they may not be able to survive enough to climb up from the ground.

 
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